Cold War Kids announced on Tuesday (Sept. 10) that New Age Norms 1, the first installment of their album trilogy, will arrive on Nov. 1 via CWKTWO/AWAL.
“Last summer we were on tour when Kanye was putting out his new records,” the band's Nathan Willett said in a press statement. “Pusha T, Kids See Ghosts, Nas, etc. They were eight songs each. It was so fun waking up to these brand new records and taking them in as a whole while hanging out, working out, talking shit, pushing each other. I knew then I wanted our next release to be three volumes – eight songs each. Without the baggage and hoopla of a full record/tour/concept – more spread out – loose and inspired. Make it feel like you are listening to music that was made the night before. New Age Norms is a phrase Maust had written on a tee shirt. It seemed to summarize this moment we are in as a band and as a country. More on that later…”